Lost in the waters of Indians Ocean, comprising of about 115 islands, is the archipelago of Seychelles. The bewitching charm of the white sand beaches overlooking the crystal clear waters of the ocean makes sure that romance blossoms naturally in this fairyland. You can plan a luxurious wedding on any of the islands as each one offers something novel. And with the exclusive packages that some of the most reputed resorts have, a destination wedding in Seychelles is what will make your special day perfect and an unforgettable one.
A glance at the top resorts and the wedding packages they offer.
1. JA Enchanted Island Resort
Estimated cost: SCR 33215
For the venue of the ceremony, a bewitching spot just overlooking the ocean is chosen and set. A celebratory wedding cake a la mode along with explicitly decorated bouquet and boutonnière is presented as well. And even after the ceremony is over, the pampering doesn't end. The newlyweds are guided into their private villa where an exclusive turndown service awaits them. In a nutshell, a stay here is everything a couple could have imagined.
2. Four Seasons Resort
Estimated cost: SCR 26132 (subject to 26.5% taxes and services charge)
Set on the undisturbed Eden Island in the bay of Petit Anse is the spectacular Four Seasons Resort of Seychelles. Being enclosed by the wilderness of the forests on a granite hill makes this retreat one of the most sought-after resort by couples. It offers four luxury villas to choose from- Serenity, Hilltop Ocean view, Ocean view, and Garden view- all facilitated to give you the best holiday experience. Being 19 km away from the Seychelles International Airport, the resort arrives after a 35-minute drive. From the capital, Victoria, its distance is about 26 km.
Wedding planners at Four Seasons have carefully designed the 'Simply Bliss' package to provide you with the ultimate beach wedding (but in case you desire to hold it indoors on the resort premises, you just need to inform in advance, and all needs will be taken care of). From the entrance of the avenue to the bouquet and boutonnière, everything is adorned using fresh tropical frangipanis. Comfort and pleasure of the newly married are of utmost importance and hence, a plethora of services like exotic floral bath, dinner under the starlit sky on the beach, welcome deluxe fruit platter and champagne, are provided. Due to highly unpredictable tropical rains of Seychelles, the planners are ready with equally impressive alternate arrangements not to let the weather spoil the mood.
"Love Grows Beautiful Things"
3. Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa
Estimated cost: SCR 36283
Romantically set on the white sandy beaches of the famous Silhouette Islands is the retreat of Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort. The lush green surroundings encompassed by the clear waters of the Beau Vallon Bay and glittering mountains promise an enchanting venue for your destination wedding. With an expert wedding coordinator by your side, you'll feel assured that even the smallest possible arrangements are being looked after with care. The resort has many opulent colonial inspired villas lined along the coast of the bay and surrounded by the woods of a national park. Activities for the newlyweds, like diving at the eco-concept 5-star diving centre and special spa packages at the award-winning Silhouette Spa, have been incorporated to give you the best stay at the islands.
The 16 km route takes a 30-minute drive from the Mahe airport to reach the resort. It is a 4-minute walk from La Passe town centre and 1 km from Pointe Vearreur.
The Earth Package: Symbolizing the true essence of compassion, bliss and happiness of love is the Earth wedding package. It celebrates the unconditional love between two people and the selfless bond that they share. The romantic beachside setting of this package gives a dreamy feel to your ceremony.
The Fire Package: To reignite the spark within your bond and renew the romance, the Fire package attributes passion and promises to make you fall in love again. Renew your vows in the mystic setting on the beach and feel the atmosphere revive the chemistry.
The Water Package: Love is inevitable. It is the care that our soul seeks of, and it is the bond that rejuvenates our inner being. It is like water to our body, a necessity for happiness. Hence, the water package was designed keeping in mind the value of soul mate in a person's life. Every possible preparation is made to ensure that you feel closer to your loved ones.
The Air Package: To manifest the free spirit of the bond of love is what this package aims at. Like a bird cannot be caged, your desires are not restricted. Feel free to make additions as per your heart's say and best possible arrangements will be made to fulfil the wishes of you and your beloved.
Focusing on pampering both the bride and groom is what the team believes is essential to bring out their best on their wedding day. Here are the details of what is in store for the bride and groom to be.
4. Constance Lemuria Resort
Estimated cost: Starting from SCR 23748 (Depends upon the package chosen)
Wedding at Constance Lemuria provides you with the option of three exclusive wedding packages to select from depending on your interests and finances. A committed concierge team will plan all the details. From selecting the perfect backdrop to decking up the pathway with exotic floral petals, from the lavish bouquet to French champagne and Canapés post-ceremony, from special gigs by noted musicians and sega dance groups to keep your audience enthralled to candlelit floral baths and massages to keep you refreshed; they have got all covered. Making a lifetime of memories is now just a booking away.
5. Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare
Estimated cost: SCR 31409
The romantic haven of Kempinski Resort lies on the shores of beaches lined with lush coconut and palm trees. When the aqua blue tides lap against the white powder shore, the scenery will appear like a landscape right out of a picture. The resort has its own helipad and verdant tropical gardens. Hangout at the diving spots and UNESCO world heritage sites close to the retreat and have the perfect adventure-packed holiday.
Exchanging Vows on the beachside, candlelight dinner under the starry skies, snorkelling in the crystal blue waters. There is nothing more a person can ask for. So for the romantic at hearts, this hotel will be an ideal treat.
6. Banyan Tree Seychelles
Estimated cost: SCR 40796
7. Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites
Estimated cost: SCR 28160
You can choose from three exquisite themes.
Traditional: Decorations are done using fresh frangipani flowers while the rings are presented on a heart shaped cushion
Tropical: Tropical flowers are adorned on banana leaves while the rings are presented in a coconut filled with petals
Ocean: White flowers and seashells are ornamented on a beautiful organza while the rings are presented in a clamshell on a bed of sea sand.
8. Denis Private Island
Play in the cold waters of Indian Ocean or bask lazily in the sun, take your binoculars and go bird watching or go snorkel in the depths of the turtle sanctuaries; a stay here will give you the true sense of island life. Feel yourself immersed in the purity of nature at the private island of Denis. The resort is reached by a domestic flight from Mahe Airport to Denis Island Airport that takes about 30 minutes. The accommodations here range from 25 modern villas to rustic cottages. Romance sweeps in when you watch the tropical sunsets and have candlelight dinners beneath the stars. Exotic spa treatments amidst the lush casuarina trees and gentle chirping of endemic birds will surely de-stress you after which you can head off to explore the enigmatic jungles of the island. There is no wifi but you'll find some of the best connections.
Estimated cost: SCR 17870
9. The H Resort, Beau Vallon Beach
Estimated cost: SCR 24370
10. Paradise Sun
Estimated cost: SCR 15344
And located on the north-west coast of this beach is the famous Paradise Sun Hotel. Attesting to its name, the intimate atmosphere of this hotel has always promised magical starts for new journeys. It takes around 40 minutes to reach the resort after a domestic flight from Mahe to Praslin and then driving up to the hotel by a car.
Documents Required For Getting Married In Seychelles
- Original or certified copies of Birth certificates of both future spouses
- Valid passport copies of both
- In case of a previous marriage of either of the companion, the original divorce certificate has to be provided as well.
- In case of a deceased spouse, original death certificate and original previous marriage certificate has to be provided as well.
- In case of a name change, a proof of it using a letter duly signed by a public notary is required.
- If either party is under 18 years of age, they must be accompanied by a parent and have legal permission of a parent or a local guardian.